“..Panalangin ko sa habang buhay.. Makapiling ka, Makasama ka….yan ang Panalangin ko!
I have always been a fan of Apo Hiking Society’s songs (guess i have my dad and tito ranny to thank for that!). i remember singing “panalangin”, “paano”, “awit ng barkada” and other apo songs because of its simplicity and relatability. i have always considered their songs to be the best bad-vibe repellant.
Since i was on the verge of bursting and giving in to the foul mood that greeted me this morning, i decided not to report to work today ( i felt the non-productivity, and still have this throbbing headache from the events last weekend.)
I never was a fan of Philippine movies. my cousin would often times tell me to act patriotic and “makabayan” by supporting and watching the local films. i never gave in, because i find it lacking the flavor that i look for in movies. but today, is a milestone in my 25 years of living as i voluntarily, and planned my day around this particular film. i found myself buying the ticket, and was eager to see the film like it was freakin avengers!
The Panalangin instrumental intro already made me stop my current reality and immerse myself to this 2 hour musical marvel. nothing exists at that point, only me and the film in front of me. the film revolved around the typical filipino problems (teen pregnancy, money issues, rich and poor labels and relationships, homosexuality, and of course friendship). and further proving how relatable and “Filipino” apo hiking’s songs are.
1. The “Awit ng Barkada” duet sung by Lilibeth (Frencie Dy) and Vicky (Sweet Plantado)for their barkada since their teen years, Rose (Eugene Domingo) who is going through common filipino mother issues.
2. The “Panalangin” duet of Rock (Sam Concepcion) and Tracy (Tippy Dos Santos) while talking on the phone before sleeping.
3. The part when all main casts were singing “Nakapagtataka” while portraying their different issues and problems.
4. The “Paano” by Nick (Gary Valenciano) for Elaine (Zsa Zsa Padilla) in the hacienda setting.
5. The “Kaibigan” song by Brent (Neil Coleta) for Rock, expressing the passion and conviction of friendship and brotherly
in conclusion (and i have tweeted this earlier), it wasnt even halfway through the movie when i declared it my favorite pinoy film to date. i believe i would watch it again soon!
after the movie, i went back to my favoritest place in greenbelt…
it has been a long time since i have been here. i cant even remember the last time i have ordered my favorite teas here. Ordering them today was the perfect time, one sip immediately extinguished every last ounce of bad vibe within me. plus my friends juni and edsel came to say hi and keep me company.
so overall, the day did started bad (but the mood reversal also works in opposite) and my mood ended up being ok in the end. thanks to all the good vibe outlets available today!